14-18 June 2021 - National auditors from Belgium, Lithuania and Montenegro took part in a Best Practices for National Auditors – Level 1 training course in June, following an update to the course material. The course was conducted virtually for the first time and combined theoretical presentations covering the role and authority of national auditors, inspection methodology and techniques, introduction to technology, compliance assessment, and reporting and stepped approach to rectification, with virtual activities designed to provide the participants with best practices for inspecting various areas of aviation security, including passenger and cabin baggage screening, hold baggage screening and protection.
11, 15, 16, 24 June 2021 - The European Aviation and Environment Working Group (EAEG) held a series of meetings in June. 11 June saw stakeholders from the European industry and environmental NGOs involved in the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) work programme exchange views on recent and future CAEP developments, and the main achievements and concerns.
8-9 June 2021 - Launched in 2011, the Familiarisation Course for ECAC’s Directors General continues to provide insightful information to newly appointed Directors General of Civil Aviation and their colleagues working on ECAC-related matters on ECAC’s history, structure and activities, and how the organisation functions.
3-4 June 2021 - The Coordinating Committee’s meeting with senior US officials made progress on a wide range of issues of strategic cooperation. Among the matters discussed on which common ground was explored and cooperation proposed were responses to the COVID-19 crisis, objectives for a long-term aviation goal for climate change and other environmental objectives, current and future aviation security technologies, priorities for ICAO and responses to the incident affecting Ryanair flight 4978 over Belarus.
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